Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., a provider of electron- and ion-beam imaging and analysis equipment and services, recently moved its North American headquarters from Thornwood, N.Y., to Peabody, Mass., near Boston, as part of its integration of Alis Corp., a startup developer of helium ion microscopy it acquired in 2006. (See Alis Acquired by Carl Zeiss SMT). The new 53,000-sq-ft facility houses a 14,000-sq-ft development and manufacturing plant and an application development and system demonstration laboratory with Evo and Ultra scanning electron microscopes, NVision 3D CrossBeam workstations, Libra energy-filter transmission electron microscopes and the Orion helium ion microscope. Customers are welcome to bring samples for evaluation of the equipment, the company said. About 20 employees will be located at the facility. Carl Zeiss SMT AG is a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG.